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Capital Fact Investigato-San Angelo, TX
Capital Fact Investigator-San Angelo, TX
Regional Public Defender Office
Local Government Corporation


Job Description
Job Title: Investigator                                                             
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Date: 4/2022                                                                         
Reports To: Chief Public Defender

To Apply:  Send resume, references and summary of investigative experience to rkeith@rpdo.org
Mission, Vision and Values of the R.P.D.O.
MissionAdvocating the value of our clients’ lives
VisionEnding the death penalty one life at a time
Teamwork --              All voices are equal as we work together with a common goal
Humility –                  We serve the good of the client, not our egos
Creativity –                We search for individualized ways to connect with and represent each client
Tenacity –                  We are determined and persistent
Compassion –            We honor the humanity of clients, victims, families, and one another
SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Chief Public Defender, is responsible for interviewing witnesses, clients and victims in the course of a comprehensive investigation of the crime charged against out client; obtains, preserves, records and analyzes evidence for the defense of clients represented by the Public Defender's Office; locates witnesses for the defense; and other duties as assigned.  The Investigator conducts an independent comprehensive investigation of the crimes charged, without regard to confession, overwhelming evidence, or any circumstances of the offense.
Position: Capital Fact Investigato-San Angelo, TX
Organization: Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases
Location: Lubbock,  TX 
United States
Salary: $70,000/year
Posting Start Date: 4/14/2022
Date Posted: 4/13/2022
  1. Embrace the Mission, Vision and Values as stated above.
  2. Excel in a collaborative team environment.
  3. Master case and file management methods as instructed.
  4. Reviews and digests all discovery in a timely manner.
  5. Prepares written reports/memoranda for all important aspects of the discovery and submits such to team members.
  6. Plans, directs and conducts investigations to support the legal defense of capital murder cases.
  7. Conducts an independent investigation of the state’s case, testing the strength and reliability, regardless of the appearance of guilt or the quantity and quality of the State’s evidence.
  8. Conducts a review of the crime scene whenever possible, locates witnesses and if necessary, waits on witnesses for interview.
  9. Identifies, locates and interviews witnesses, victim’s family and friends, law enforcement officials and representatives of other agencies to gather information on events surrounding cases.
  10. Have general knowledge and a commitment to learn the components of intellectual disability so as to look for signs of such while interviewing witnesses.
  11. At the direction of the attorneys, contacts and maintains liaison with outside agencies and expert witnesses as reference resources for potential testimony in highly specialized fields in consultation with the team and administration.
  12. Locates, obtains, evaluates and preserves documentary evidence from a variety of sources.
  13. Confers with attorneys on points of law and procedure.
  14. Writes reports and memoranda of contacts and findings including statements, scene descriptions and analysis of physical evidence.
  15. Conducts an independent investigation of all known extraneous conduct as well as that identified by the state, regardless of the appearance of guilt or wrong- doing.  
  16. Input important investigation information into the trial notebook.
  17. Contribute to the narrative of the case through investigation of the offense and/or extraneous conduct.
  18. Appears as a witness and testifies at trials, hearings and motions, if necessary.
  19. Participates in training sessions as requested.
  20. Prepares, presents, and maintains records and reports constituting full documentation of the work done in each case.
  21. Performs other job-related duties, within reason and capabilities, as directed
Status: This listing expires on: 7/12/2022
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Organization Information
Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases
P.O. Box 2097

Lubbock,  TX 79408
United States
Edward Ray Keith